Fowl Wind

  • Aired:  08/02/11
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Aasif Mandvi reports on a proposed Florida Everglades wind farm that will help the environment, but hurt ducks. (5:08)

>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK TO

THE SHOW.

SO THE FINANCIAL APOCALYPSE WAS

AVERTED.

NO APOCALYPSE FINANCIALINGY.

WHAT ABOUT ENVIRONMENTAL

APOCALYPSE.

CAN ALTERNATIVE ENERGY SAVE US?

NO.

A *EUS.

>> WIND MAY FINALLY DO THE WORLD

SOME GOOD AS A PROPOSED WIND

FARM IN THE FLORIDA EVERGLADES

WILL DBREN RATE ENOUGH ENERGY TO

POWER 35,000 HOMES.

>> THE LAND WIND PROJECT IS GOOD

FOR THE ENVIRONMENT.

IT'S GOOD FOR THE ECONOMY AND

IT'S GOOD FOR THE ENERGY

CONSUMER.

>> COULD YOU SAY THAT A LITTLE

BIT MORE LIKE A ROTE RESPONSE

GIVEN TO YOU BY CORPORATE

OVERLORDS?

>> SUGARLAND WIND IS GOOD FOR

THE ENVIRONMENT.

IT'S GOOD FOR THE ECONOMY, AND

IT'S GOOD FOR THE ENERGY

CONSUMER.

>> IT SOUNDS IDEAL BUT OF

COURSE, THE TREE HUGGING HIPPY

CONSERVATIONS HAVE A PROBLEM.

>> THE LOCATION IS RIGHT SMACK

IN THE MIDDLE OF THREE LARGEST

CONCENTRATIONS OF DUCKS IN SOUTH

FLORIDA.

THESE TURBINES WILL KILL DUCKS

AND IN THE FALL OF WINTER AND WE

GET A TREMENDOUS MIGRATION OF

DUCKS.

>> YOU ARE SAYING DUCKS MIGRATE

TOLL FLORIDA AND THEN THEY'LL

DIE?

>> YES.

>> DUCKS WILL BE COMING TO

FLORIDA TO DIE PUTTING THEM IN

THE SAME RECAROUS POSITION AS --

PRECARIOUS POSITION AS THE

MANATEE AND THE NORTHERN --

NORTH AMERICAN GRANDPARENTS.

>> HE WANTS YOU TO STOP KILLING

THE BIRDS, WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO

SAY TO HIM?

>> ISN'T HE A PART OF AN

ORGANIZATION THAT HUNTS DUCKS.

>> THE WATER FOULERS

CONSERVATIONISTS.

>> ISN'T PART OF THEIR CHARTER

TO HUNT DUCKS AS WELL?

>> I'M CONFUSED.

WHAT DOES YOUR GROUP DO EXACTLY?

>> OUR MISSION IS TO MAKE DUCK

HUNTING IN FLORIDA BETTER FOR

FLORIDA DUCK HUNTERS.

>> I THOUGHT YOU WANT TO SAVE

THE DUCKS.

>> WE WANT TO SAVE THE DUCKS SO

WE CAN HUNT THE DUCKS.

>> YOU WANT TO SAVE THE DUCKS

NOW SO YOU CAN KILL THEM LATER.

>> WE PRESERVE THE WORD HARVEST.

>> OH.

ARE YOU WILLING TO ADMIT THAT

YOUR WIND FARMS WILL BE

HARVESTING THOUSANDS OF DUCKS.

>> THAT IS NOT TRUE.

>> NOT HARVESTING BUT JUST LIKE

SLAUGHTER BEGUN.

>> BASED ON A NATIONAL AVERAGE

OF WHAT WE'RE SEEING ACROSS THE

UNITED STATES IS BASICALLY THREE

BIRDS PERTURB YIEN FOR -- PER

TUR TURBINE ARE KILLED.

>> IS THERE A NUMBER THAT IS

SATISFACTORY TO YOU OF HOW MANY

DUCKS ARE KILLED.

>> OBVIOUSLY NOBODY WANTS TO SEE

ONE DUCK KILLED BY A WHIRLING

TURBINE.

>> BECAUSE YOU WANT TO SEE IT

KWEULD A SHOT -- KILLED WITH A

SHOTGUN.

>> THAT'S RIGHT.

>> YOU ARE LIKE THE SERIAL

KILLER.

>> YOU ARE LIKE THE JAPANESE

DOLPHIN HUNTER ANGRY AT THE TUNA

NET.

>> THAT IS POSSIBLE BECAUSE

AGAIN THE DOLPHIN GETS INTO THE

TUNA NET IS WASTED.

>> THE REAL VICTIMS ARE NOT

DOLPHIN SIEWSH SUSHI LOVERS BUT

DUCK HUNTERS.

MOST ARE AFRAID TO SPEAK OUT.

>> HOW WILL THIS PROJECT AFFECT

YOUR LIFESTYLE?

>> IT WILL BE TERRIBLE.

I CAN'T KILL A DUCK THAT IS

ALREADY DEAD.

>> THAT DOES SOUND TERRIBLE.

>> (bleep) YOU NO GOOD

TREACHEROUS MEXICAN.

>> I'M ACTUALLY INDIAN.

>> (bleep).

[LAUGHTER]

>> AS THE DUCK HUNTERS HABITAT

IS SLOWLY ENCROACHED UPON BY A

MORE EFFICIENT DUCK KILLING

MACHINE, ONE THING IS CLEAR:

WOULD YOU SAY IN THIS INSTANCE

THE HUNTER HAS BECOME THE

HUNTED?

>> I WOULD SAY THAT THE HUNTER

WAS NOT CONSIDERED IN THIS PLAN.

HUNTERS, NOT THE HUNTED, BECAUSE

THE HUNTER WILL NOT BE HIT TO

THE TURBINES.

>> I THINK IF YOU SAY THAT IT

WOULD BRING A TEAR TO PEOPLE'S

EYES.

THE HUNTER HAS BEEN HUNTED.

>> SEMANTICALLY IT'S NOT TRUE.

>> IF YOU WANT THINGS TO CHANGE

SAY THE HUNTER HAS BECOME THE

HUNTED.

>> GREAT TV.

I'M NOT GOING TO SAY THAT.

>> WELL, SOMEONE HAS TO SAY IT.

DEEP IN THE HEART OF THE FLORIDA

EVERGLADES THE HUNTER HAS BECOME

THE HUNTED.

[LAUGHTER]

>> Jon: THA

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